Although some critics have found PENN & TELLER GET KILLED unworthy of the talents of director Arthur Penn (BONNIE AND CLYDE), he and comedy magicians Penn & Teller (playing themselves) have made a deeply subversive film, a disillusionist work in an era when illusion permeates American
culture, a comedy that plays for keeps. During a television interview, Penn confesses that life has gotten a little dull lately and irresponsibly wishes that someone would liven things up by trying to kill him. Naturally, things get livelier as Penn and Teller each hatch elaborate plots against
the other, with the gags that follow escalating in scale and potential violence. Then the a...